Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Stuffed Shells Recipe

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stuffed Shells Recipe

This recipe is another favorite of mine that my Mom used to make! It has great flavor and tastes great leftover! I made a few changes but thanks Mom for the great recipe!

1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lb hamburger
1/4 lb pork sausage (you can use different amounts of each meat, this is what I had on hand)
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1- 8 oz pkg mozzarella cheese plus an additional 4 oz for topping
1/2 carton sliced white mushrooms
2-15 oz cans tomato sauce
1- 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 quart tomato juice (4 cups) 
1 Tbsp sugar
1- 12 oz pkg jumbo shells, cooked
salt and pepper to taste

Cook shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a pan saute half the onion, half the garlic, hamburger, sausage, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Add mushrooms and when cooked through add mozzarella. Melt the cheese and remove from heat.



 In a separate pan saute the rest of the onions and garlic until tender. Add  tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, sugar and salt and pepper. Simmer on low. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.


Add 1 cup sauce to the meat mixture.


Start stuffing cooked shells with meat and cheese mixture. You will need 1- 9x13 pan and an additional pan size depending on how much meat and noodles you have left. Cover the bottom of each pan with a small amount of sauce.



Cover with remaining sauce and last 4 oz of mozzarella cheese. Put in the 350 degree oven and bake for 45 minutes or until cheese is browned on top.


Serve with garlic bread or bread sticks! Enjoy!




Dessert:
Moscato D-Asti with raspberries! YUM!



This recipe was shared at:
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch

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2 comments:

  1. Wow does that look fantastic. I know my family would love it. Come visit us. We have some great recipes this week. A delicious cream cheese ranch appetizer.

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  2. It is very delicious!! I will be checking yours out and thanks for stopping by!!

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